At this point in the season, fantasy football teams are gearing up for playoff runs. It's also around this time that most teams’ running back situations are a complete mess. Between bye weeks and key injuries to players such as C.J.
As we approach Week 9 of the fantasy football season, bye weeks continue to have an impact on fantasy lineups. Andy Dalton, Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins are all taking the week off, so you may need to look to the waiver wire if you don't have a capable backup QB sitting on your bench.
For the Week 9 fantasy wide receiver rankings, Odell Beckham Jr. returns from his bye week to lead the way in what looks like a dream matchup, at least on paper. Antonio Brown may overtake if ODB if, and it is a big if, Ben Roethlisberger returns to action.
The whole tight end position has been a disaster this season for fantasy owners. Other than Rob Gronkowski (and it took him a few weeks to get up to speed), it has been really hard to rely on any specific tight end.
Aaron Rodgers finished Week 8 with the second-most fantasy points among quarterbacks (Derek Carr and his 513 yards, 4 TDs led the way). Rodgers has thrown seven touchdown passes over the past two weeks. This Sunday, he faces Indianapolis, which has allowed two TD passes to every quarterback faced over the past six weeks except for Alex Smith last week.
After some lackluster fantasy performances from the so-called top defense/special teams (DST) units in the league in Week 8, the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed the top spot for Week 9. The Chiefs have an interception in each of their past three games. Blake Bortles, who the Chiefs face in Week 9, has thrown three interceptions in the past three games?
Through eight weeks, Adam Vinatieri is still the No. 1 kicker in terms of fantasy points (depending on league scoring). Facing the Green Bay Packers in Week 9, he should have plenty of opportunities to add to that total. He's made five field goals from 50 yards or beyond, and he has yet to miss a field goal or extra point.